Families remain cut off from loved ones in nursing homes as COVID-19 continues to ravage long term facilities. Pre-pandemic, families relied on the ombudsman to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect, but even they are now cut off from nursing home residents.
A mother and her boyfriend sit in jail charged with the murder of a 12-year-old boy. Warrants accuse Jasmine Camp and Clarence Brown of punishing the child to death while other children in the home listened.
Georgia’s top leaders say backlogs in processing COVID tests makes it nearly impossible to conduct contact tracing. But the backlog is also putting families in limbo as they wait days or even weeks in quarantine for their results.
The I-Team continues to dig deeper into dispatch problems at Aiken County 911. Our ongoing investigation this month has uncovered massive turnover at the department and a lack of medical training for dispatchers compared to other local counties.
Paul Tarashuk would have celebrated his 28th birthday this month, but instead, his parents are pushing the federal government to hold Orangeburg County EMS and the sheriff’s office accountable for possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities act.
Years of problems and pollution at the Richmond County landfill have caused concern for neighbors and will cost the city millions. The issues link to broken pipes, broken systems, and allegations of mismanagement.
Earlier this week, we showed you how mistakes inside Aiken 911 dispatch center is costing critical minutes to save lives. You heard from devastated families and Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt himself.
Doctors, nurses, medical students, and health experts continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. Now they will likely have to do it with even less money in Georgia. The economic fallout is hitting every aspect of the state budget.
Nursing homes continue to be the hardest hit sector of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the economic crisis from the virus has Georgia lawmakers slicing and dicing state funds, including critical nursing home resources.
A case of child abuse that left an Augusta 12-year-old dead highlights the need for child and family support services, before tragedies like this can hit but the pandemic is bringing drastic cuts to those very programs aimed to save children.
Even before large groups started to gather for protests, experts warned of a possible second wave of coronavirus. But this time, both Georgia and South Carolina will be better prepared with contact tracers.
Concerns over the spread of coronavirus rise after three days of protests in the river region. The message of keeping distance overtaken by a message of social injustice. Our I-TEAM investigates what protestors should do now to stay safe.
Data shows COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Georgia after initially decreasing in mid-May. Health experts are concerned about the large gatherings and protests right now could lead to an even bigger spike of the virus.